34917 Pte Cyril CAPPS Machine Gun Corps
WOUNDED 17th August 1916 Somme area
Cyril CAPPS was born c.1894 at Attercliffe, Sheffield. He was 1 of 8 children and the census records show him living with his parents George and Bertha at 7 Burgess Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield.
A typical Burgess road house c.1960.
On the 9th December 1915 Cyril enlisted and was inducted into the ranks of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry where he was given service number 17199 and placed into the reserves. He was mobilised on the 1st February 1916 and transferred to the Machine Gun corps on 9th May 1916.
He entered the Western Front in France on 17th July 1916 and was soon in action. On the 17th August 1916 he was wounded, gun shot wound to the left leg, causing him to be admitted to the 10th General Hospital at Rouen for a period of 4 weeks. On the 17 September 1916 he was posted back to his unit.
During his service he was subjected to disciplinary proceedings as follows:-
02.07.1916 Whilst on active service overstaying his pass – admonished and fined 1 days pay.
08.11.1916 Whilst on active service consumed his rations – awarded 7 days Field Punishment No1.
04.10.1918 Whilst on active service unshaven on parade – 2 days confined to barracks.
On the 8th November 1918 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and subsequently transferred to the reserves on 25th February 1919.